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How to buy Spark Energy stock | $10.39

Learn how to easily invest in Spark Energy stock.

Spark Energy, Inc
NASDAQ: SPKE - USD
UTILITIES-REGULATED ELECTRIC
$11.13
-$0.14 (-1.24%)

Spark Energy, Inc is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Spark Energy shares (SPKE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Spark Energy employs 159 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Spark Energy stock price (NASDAQ: SPKE)

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Spark Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$10.39
52-week range$6.84 - $12.35
50-day moving average $11.43
200-day moving average $10.88
Wall St. target price$8.00
PE ratio 18.048
Dividend yield $0.725 (6.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.63

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Spark Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.39 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -11.20%
3 months (2021-04-30) -1.80%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is Spark Energy under- or over-valued?

Valuing Spark Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Spark Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Spark Energy's P/E ratio

Spark Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Spark Energy shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Spark Energy's EBITDA

Spark Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $61.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Spark Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Spark Energy financials

Revenue TTM $501.2 million
Operating margin TTM 9.48%
Gross profit TTM $216.2 million
Return on assets TTM 7.88%
Return on equity TTM 20.91%
Profit margin 3.43%
Book value $3.62
Market capitalisation $401.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Spark Energy shares

There are currently 2.4 million Spark Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Spark Energy's "short interest". This figure is 0.7% down from 2.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Spark Energy shares can be evaluated.

Spark Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Spark Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Spark Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Spark Energy shares traded daily (recently around 132193.22974473). Spark Energy's SIR currently stands at 18.02. In other words for every 100,000 Spark Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 18020 shares are currently held short.

However Spark Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Spark Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Spark Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Spark Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Spark Energy shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.2389% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Spark Energy shares, roughly 239 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Spark Energy.

Find out more about how you can short Spark Energy stock.

Spark Energy share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 116.94% of net profits

Recently Spark Energy has paid out, on average, around 116.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Spark Energy shareholders could enjoy a 6.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Spark Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $0.725 per share.

Spark Energy's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Spark Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Spark Energy's shares ever split?

Spark Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 June 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Spark Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Spark Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Spark Energy's share price.

Spark Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Spark Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.8439 up to $12.3499. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPKE.US volatility(beta: 1.02)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Spark Energy's is 1.018. This would suggest that Spark Energy's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Spark Energy overview

Spark Energy, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent retail energy services company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Retail Electricity and Retail Natural Gas. The company engages in the retail sales and distribution of electricity and natural gas to residential and commercial customers. As of December 31, 2020, it operated in 100 utility service territories across 19 states and the District of Columbia, and had approximately 400,000 residential customer equivalents. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Spark Energy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 24.582% of Spark Energy shares are held by insiders and 50.425% by institutions.
How many people work for Spark Energy?
Latest data suggests 159 work at Spark Energy.
When does the fiscal year end for Spark Energy?
Spark Energy's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Spark Energy based?
Spark Energy's address is: 12140 Wickchester Lane, Houston, TX, United States, 77079
What is Spark Energy's ISIN number?
Spark Energy's international securities identification number is: US8465111032
What is Spark Energy's CUSIP number?
Spark Energy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 846511103

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